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carriers are also against it. so now the tsa says it will give more groups the opportunity to weigh in before that rule is put into place. in the meantime, if you have a flight today, you should call ahead. budget cuts from the so-called sequester are forcing thousands of air traffic controllers to take time off, and that's already leading to costly delays for passengers. nbc's lisa myers is at washington's regan national airport with more on that story. lisa, good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah. good morning. this is the third day of furloughs of air traffic controllers around the country. so far we've seen hundreds of delays, some of more than three hours in los angeles. the airlines are warning that if these furloughs continue, one out of every three travelers could face major delays or cancellations during peak travel season. delays at laguardia, newark, charlotte. the faa on monday blamed staffing and weather and says staffing challenges at regional centers led to ground delays and more spacing between flights around the country. it's the first time the public has felt the
to a minimum. >> many americans have grown tired of war, tsa checkpoints and heavy security at sporting events. former national director of counterterrorism says the threat remains very real. >> if this turns out to be either domestic or international terrorism it will remind people of the difficulty of the tasks that we have been working against over the past ten years. >> reporter: experts say that while we can certainly prevent and address more security issues than we did before 9/11, trying to protect a soft target like a marathon is just increasingly difficult and they point out that a terrorist only has to find the weakest, softest point and attack there. of course that's where we're all most vulnerable. guys, back to you. >> i would say it is almost impossible to protect completely. but tom, talk about, if you could, what we can expect now from the likely places where they will step up security. the tsa, at the airports, at train stations, and public events that you say are still on schedule. what can we expect? >> homeland security has been pretty tight-lipped but we can tell you anecd
. >>> the los angeles times, the tsa has delayed a plan allowing passengers to carry small pocket knives on to planes in a letter to employees yesterday, tsa chief john pistole said he planned to temporarily maintain a ban on knives after meeting with a security panel. >> that's good. >> the policy change was scheduled to take effect on thursday. >> willie, looks like those bayonets we were hoping to bring back -- >> that's a good call. >> we're going to have to ship them fedex. >> you check those, that's all. >>> usa today, the sequester cutbacks may be visible now to the public. hundreds of flight delays yesterday at new york's three major airports caused by a combination of high winds and short staffing due to last month's automatic budget cuts. that led to delays of more than 90 minutes for arriving flights, about 1,500 controllers or 10% of the air traffic controller workforce were required to take an unpaid day off on monday. >>> the "new york times," yesterday new york city officials revealed a proposal to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. the new law would not pro
this week. put in place the protections. i am concerned about tsa allowing knives back on to planes. they do try to find the simplest way and i think we have to assume if we can find that which is easy for them to use, they will perpetrate one of these heinous acts and we can't slip back into an era of complacency. >> brian has a question for you. >> there is a lot i would like to talk about. i'm a native of massachusetts, but i wanted to go past that and running for the senator seats. how do you balance what you need to do with the sensitivities of the moment? >> steve and i, the primary opponents i have from the minute this incident occurred we were going to suspend all campaigning and we have done that we doll it until there is an appropriate moment where we can begin campaigning and after the period of grieving and the period of time where the common wealth has an ability to be able to absorb what happened. with all of the families and everyone affected by this will bring the beginning of the closure. >> he's a friend of "morning joe" and deep ties to boston and why he would be on today
farther and farther away from 9/11 americans have grown tired of being hassled by the tsa and the security at sporting events and this soft target a marathon underscores the fact that these threats remain very real. >> tom costello in washington for us this morning. >>> bill bratton is the former police commissioner in new york and served in los angeles as well. good morning. >> good morning. >> i know this strikes close to home for you. when you talk about securing an event like the boston march than, open air, outside event with thousands of spectators and runners, what kind of sweep do you think would have taken place prior to this? >> well, there's a multifocus, there's the intelligence analysis that is going on all the time to see if there's any chatter, any discussion on a number of these channels about the event. at the same time there's the physical security component of it, the bomb dogs, the physical barriers that are put up, all the various planning that goes into pulling off an event like this, the crowd control, emergency responders, response if necessary. certainly in yesterd
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